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Thursday, July 17, 2008

build relationships, build community, not buildings

These 4 mins pierce and pull at the same time. I want to be about this.

From Wilmore, with Love.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

YES!

ezra of antioch said...

I concur. That makes complete sense. I think that churches end up doing construction by default because relationships require a different kind of investment that requires more than can be effectively given in a short time period. So much more training is needed to disciple people to be effective in the way Jesus is. In todays culture, there needs to be more to separate us from what extreme home makeover does, because their focus hinges on ratings, and ours hinges on the will of God.

Anonymous said...

Exactly! thanks for posting, J!

LizRice!

Paige said...

I really enjoyed this, J. Thanks for posting:)

Jerolyn Bogear said...

I don't completely disagree with him, but unless you are called to a fulltime missions position, how do you build lasting relationships that make a kingdom difference on a short term trip? That is the job of the believers already in that culture. I think this teaching would be much for relevant to churches in their own culture. We need to be building relationships in our own communities rather than programs and buildings. As someone very close to me is always saying, "It's all about relationships." Thanks for sharing.